Stores across district get ready for Black Friday

Once upon a time, there was the Black Friday retail madness in the United States following American Thanksgiving Day.

So if you don't feel like hitting the big box stores on Black Friday, you can shop their online sale and plan for more sales on Cyber Monday.

"Watching people rummage through everything and fighting never gets old", Smith said. Shoppers who buy a Samsung Galaxy 7 or Galaxy S7 Edge and an an activation plan will receive a free phone and $250 Best Buy Gift Card.

Then, there's Small Business Saturday, while Sunday is still a busy shopping day.

A new study found that 17 percent of what you buy is cheaper online than on Black Friday.

Those are my predictions in what is expected to be yet another franctic Black Friday weekend. At Target, the Black & Decker 8-serving electric griddle will be $14.99 this Black Friday, just like it was past year. Recreational Equipment Inc.is encouraging customers to refrain from all Black Friday shopping and get outside with the hashtag #OptOut.

Let's face it - Black Friday has morphed into almost a week of shopping deals - from the Wednesday before Thanksgiving to the "Cyber" Monday after.

Six people said they aren't shopping in-store, but will shop online.

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At Walmart, store manager Aaron Powell said they have plenty of Black Friday deals that really are savings.

Shopping on Thanksgiving is controversial, but some stores are open. It is worth noting that the deal is online only.

The NRF forecast is based on indicators such as consumer credit, disposable personal income and previous monthly retail sales releases. Everyone else said they would not take advantage of any in-store deals. November 28, and offers customers a percentage off a certain category of items each day or a special sale. Often the retailer has already done the work to match the lowest price out there. Thirty-one percent look for discounts of between 31 and 40 percent during the holidays, compared to 39 percent of respondents that will enter a store for markdowns of 30 percent or less during other times of the year. Retailers like REI are closing on Thanksgiving because of some misguided PR attempt that will ultimately be useless. As Black Friday 2016 approaches, most of the retailers in the United States already kicked off their respective early sales earlier this month.

ComScore predicts online spending on Cyber Monday will jump to $3.5 billion from $3.12 billion past year.

Shoppers, get ready. No doubt a shopping season filled with deals is just around the corner.

For anyone who has kids (or knows anyone under the age of eight) Babies R Us and Toys R Us are probably high on your list of "must-hit" stores for Black Friday this year.

As much as you might roll your eyes at their devotion to shopping, they may be onto something.